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The Great Temple

Abu Simbel's breathtaking temples

December 24th 2010
The whole reason for travelling so far South in Egypt was to visit Abu Simbel. Next door to our hotel was the travel agency Swan Tours so we decided to put our trust in them. We knew that tourists had to travel in an armed convoy and that it left at something ridiculous like 3am. Therefore we were mightily relieved when they told us ... read more
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Egyptian Flag The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more
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